Definition of margin :
1. A border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or lake.
2. Collateral security deposited with a broker to secure him from loss on contracts entered into by him on behalf of his principial, as in the speculative buying and selling of stocks, wheat, etc.
3. Something allowed, or reserved, for that which can not be foreseen or known with certainty.
4. Specifically: The part of a page at the edge left uncovered in writing or printing.
5. The difference between the cost and the selling price of an article.
6. To enter in the margin of a page.
7. To furnish with a margin.
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edge (part of speech: noun)
- Some of that evidence has already been noticed, and the chief passages are noted on the margin. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
- Keeping afterwards along the margin of this swamp for many miles, I perceived abundance of water in it, and passed the burning fires of natives, where their water kids and net gear hung on trees about. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
- The gate was swung violently open, and Ludlow had reached the margin of the river before he again paused. - "The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas", James Fenimore Cooper.